Mountain Chill® – Official KRKQ Blog

535474_10151335777473799_429938926_n Welcome to the official MountainChill® / KRKQ Blog.  Listen to us on 95.5FM in the following Western Colorado communities: Telluride, Mountain Village, Norwood, Paradox Valley, Downtown Ouray, Cedaredge.  More communities on the way.

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Mountain Chill® – Official KRKQ Blog

Monkey Business – Thanks Mountain Chill Listeners

Thanks to all who went on record with us to complain about interference to our signal from K238BK, aka “The Monkey.” The interference, which was especially troublesome in Norwood and along Dallas Divide has been a problem for months. Fortunately, The Monkey is now on a new frequency! To learn more, please see the “thank you” letter below that we sent to those who personally e-mailed written complaints to us about this interference.

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We are grateful to count you among the numerous listeners who went on the record and filed personal complaints with us regarding interference to our signal from translator K238BK, aka “The Monkey” owned by MBC GRAND BROADCASTING, INC. in Grand Junction (MBC Grand). This interference began in May of 2017.

Initially, we had contacted and made several good faith efforts to suggest remedies that MBC Grand could use to help resolve this interference without requiring us to file an interference complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). However, after a long wait, we ultimately did need to file an interference complaint with the FCC, and we did so on August 4th, 2017. On September 18th, 2017, the FCC responded with a letter to MBC Grand noting that “K238BK is required to eliminate any actual interference it causes.”

To make a long story short, MBC Grand eventually followed one of our suggested remedies, which was to request a change of frequency for K238BK from 95.5 MHz to 95.7 MHz. The FCC granted this request and as of this date in November 2017, K238BK is now broadcasting on 95.7 MHz.

We are happy to have this “monkey business” taken care of.

We are also humbled by the number of people, including yourself, who were willing to put their name down and file a complaint with us to help us protect our licensed frequency and coverage area. As a small family owned operation, this ordeal consumed a considerable amount of our resources and we weren’t altogether sure that the FCC or MBC Grand would act at all to remedy this interference. The process certainly restores in us a sense of the “power of the people” and of good and fair governance by the Federal Communications Commission.

Kind Regards,

Eric Funk, and Ethan Funk

(Co-owners of Brown Mountain Broadcasting LLC – KRKQ).

 

Monkey Business – Thanks Mountain Chill Listeners

Top Spins – Week of Nov. 21, 2016

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1    TENSNAKE    Freundchen x Desire    (True Romance Records)
2    MANATEE COMMUNE    Manatee Commune    (Bastard Jazz)
3    TYCHO    Epoch    (Ghostly International)
4    BONOBO    Kerala [single]    (Ninja Tune)
5    STRFKR    Being No One, Going Nowhere    (Polyvinyl)
6    VINL WILLIAMS    Brunei    (Company Records)
7    WAX TAILOR    By Any Beats Necessary    (Le Plan Recordings)
8    COLDCUT    Only Heaven  [Single]    (Ahead Of Our Time)
9    VARIOUS ARTISTS    Wonderwheel Recordings Present : Inside The Dance, Vol. 1    (Wonderwheel)
10    LAMBCHOP    FLOTUS    (Merge Records)

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KRKQ, Mountain Village, CO
Class A – 6 kW ref. ERP
Downtempo, electronica, world-music
Est. population reach: 10,000
CMJ & NACC Reporting

Top Spins – Week of Nov. 21, 2016

Holiday Hours

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KRKQ/Mountainchill’s regular office hours are M-Th 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at 331 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427.

During the holiday season (through New Year’s Day), our office may be closed on additional dates. Additional closed and reduced hours dates are as follows.

All on-air programming continues as usual plus some special holiday programming.

Opening at 9:30AM

December 12th-21st

December 27th-28th

Closed

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

If you need to visit our office during the holiday season, please e-mail eric (at) mountainchill.com to make special arrangements for any days that we are closed or may have reduced hours.

Holiday Hours

Top Spins – Week of Nov. 7, 2016

1)    VARIOUS ARTISTS   – Wonderwheel Recordings Present : Inside The Dance, Vol. 1    Wonderwheel
2)    TYCHO    – Epoch    (Ghostly International)
3)   BONOBO   – Kerala    (Ninja Tune)
4)    MANATEE COMMUNE  –  Manatee Commune    (Bastard Jazz)
5)    BON IVER  –  22, A Million    (Jagjaguwar)
6)    WAX TAILOR  –  By Any Beats Necessary    (Le Plan Recordings)
7)    TENSNAKE  –  Freundchen x Desire    (True Romance Records)
8)    A TRIBE CALLED RED   – We Are The Halluci Nation    (Radicalized Records)
9)    BEBO BEST & THE SLO  –  JazzMamba    (Chinchin Records)
10)   JIM JAMES –  Eternally Even    (ATO Records)

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Top Spins – Week of Nov. 7, 2016

Top Spins – Week of Oct. 10, 2016

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1 – TYCHO – Epoch  [Ghostly International]
2 – MANATEE COMMUNE  – Manatee Commune  [Bastard Jazz]
3 – MASSIVE ATTACK FEAT. HOPE SANDOVAL – The Spoils/Come Near Me  [Melankolic Recordings Limited]
4 – BOXED IN – Melt  [Nettwerk Record]
5 – A TRIBE CALLED RED – We Are The Halluci Nation  [Radicalized Record]s
6 – VINL WILLIAMS – Brunei  [Company Records]
7 – COMPASS: MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND + TOY SELECTAH – Compass  [Six Degrees]
8 – ALBUM LEAF – Between Waves  [Relapse Records]
9 – NORAH JONES – Day Breaks  [Blue Note]
10 – DEVENDRA BANHART – Ape In Pink Marble  [Nonesuch]

Top Spins – Week of Oct. 10, 2016

Off-Season Hours

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KRKQ/Mountainchill’s regular office hours are M-Th 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at 331 Sixth Ave, Ouray, CO 81427.

During Telluride’s Off-season  (through Thanksgiving), our office may be closed on additional dates. Additional closed dates are as follows. (We’ll update this page with any changes).  All on-air programming continues as usual.

Monday, November 6th, 2016

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

If you need to visit our office during off-season time, please e-mail eric (at) mountainchill.com to make special arrangements for any days that we are closed.

Off-Season Hours

Top Spins – Week of Sept. 12, 2016

1 –  THE AVALANCHES  – Wildflower    (Astralwerks)
2 –  TOR  – Blue Book  (Loci Records)
3 –  VINL WILLIAMS  – Brunei  (Company Records)
4 –  DJ SHADOW  – The Mountain Will Fall  (Mass Appeal Records)
5  –  KLLO – Well Worn  (Ghostly International)
6 – THE ALBUM LEAF  – Between Waves  (Relapse Records)
7 –  SOFI TUKKER  – Soft Animals EP  (HeavyRoc Music)
8 –  FAKEAR  – Animal  (Counter Records)
9  – SOUND ME  – Growing  (We Grow Wax)
10  –  ROCKET EMPIRE  – Sky Float Sun  (Om Records)

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Top Spins – Week of Sept. 12, 2016